My wife, daughter, and I all have APs (my wife and I have Deluxe, and my daughter has a Premium).
Normally, it's never an issue to use my daughter's pass for a discount (since her discount is greater than mine). I always get it, as long as she's with me.
My wife took my daughter by herself to the park the other day, and was denied, on at least two occasions, from using my daughter's discount. Why? Because they don't share the same last name, and there's no way for the cast member to know that my wife paid for my daughter's pass (that as the reasoning given).
My wife kept her maiden name after we got married, and my daughter shares my last name.
I emailed Disney to see if they have any response. Just curious to know if anyone else has experienced this, or has a solution.
On the one hand, I can understand the reasoning. But, on the other hand - my daughter (who is 5), is my wife's twin. It's obvious that the two of them are related. Short of caring around her birth certificate or social security card, or showing pictures of all of us on her phone - I'm just stumped at how we can make this process better.